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  • Youth Celebration participants

    2018 Youth Celebration

    June 11, 2018

    Event recognizes Seattle Foundation scholarship recipients and the Youth Grantmaking Board

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    Spring 2018 N2N Grantees

    May 23, 2018

    Quarterly Neighbor to Neighbor grants work to build power and influence at the grassroots level

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    2018 Patsy Collins Award for Teachers

    May 11, 2018

    Nominate teachers who elevate the environment and community in their classrooms

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    In Other Words: Paola Maranan

    April 17, 2018

    A conversation with the Executive Director of the Children's Alliance

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    Women's History Month

    March 30, 2018

    Leaders reflect on Women’s History Month and the advancement of gender equity

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    Starman, Innovation and the Eastside Civic Incubator

    February 26, 2018

    The Eastside Civic Incubator is convening business, nonprofit and public sector leaders to develop innovative solutions to community challenges

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    Holocaust-Inspired Student Art at Seattle Foundation

    February 21, 2018

    Holocaust Center for Humanity exhibits winning works by youth that explore social justice

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    Education: STEM, Coding and Leadership through Basketball

    January 02, 2018

    Companion Athletics connects kids in the East African community to coding, STEM education and leadership through basketball

  • A LiveWire panel of experts discusses the supports that homeless students need to succeed.

    Homework Without a Home

    December 20, 2017

    Panel discusses supports for students experiencing homelessness

  • Four members of the Somali Parent Education Board gather.

    N2N Spotlight: Somali Parent Education Board

    December 14, 2017

    Growing up in a household where English was not my parents’ first language was difficult at times because they wanted to advocate for my education and become more involved, but had challenges navigating the education system.

  • Laurie Miller of IslandWood, Patsy Collins awardees Kim Shulze, Denise Schuyler and Mike Town, and Tony Mestres of Seattle Foundation

    2017 Patsy Collins Award

    November 15, 2017

    Three teachers were recognized for learning experiences that make a difference for kids, their communities and our planet

  • Pew Charitable Trusts’ expert and local panelists explore the challenges of getting ahead financially and the persistent racial gap in economic mobility

    The Fragile American Dream

    October 15, 2017

    Pew Charitable Trusts’ expert and local panelists explore the challenges of getting ahead financially and the persistent racial gap in economic mobility 

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    Element Notes -- September 7

    September 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, Seattle’s response to new pressures on immigrants and refugees (including Seattle Foundation’s Resilience Fund), studies of the almost 20 year difference in life expectancy between Seattle zip codes and an explainer on how disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma are exacerbated by climate change

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    Element Notes -- August 25

    August 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, drug deaths reach record highs in King County, Yemen faces “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” and Seattle grapples with the hate that came out in Charlottesville

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    Element Notes -- August 8

    August 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, the primary results are starting to roll in and Seattle continues to struggle with increasing homelessness and displacement

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    Element Notes -- August 8

    August 07, 2017

    In this news roundup, the primary results are starting to roll in and Seattle continues to struggle with increasing homelessness and displacement

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    Element Notes

    July 25, 2017

    In this news roundup, it’s time to vote in the primary, our area is failing on several key aspects of accessibility for people with disabilities, Prop 1 could expand arts access and the ACA (Obamacare) repeal may be imminent

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    Element Notes

    July 14, 2017

    In this news roundup, Washington state budget is approved, the community responds to Charleena Lyles’ shooting and the city council approves an income tax

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    Element Notes

    June 19, 2017

    In this roundup, Washington state responds to Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement, the state government may face a partial shutdown and Seattle passes a controversial soda tax

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    Youth Grantmaking Board Awards $20,000 to Local Nonprofits

    June 19, 2017

    Washington Building Leaders of Change and Na'ah Illahee Fund recognized for their work with youth

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    Seattle Foundation Celebrates 2017 Scholarship Recipients

    June 02, 2017

    Seattle Foundation hosted a celebration to recognize our 2017 scholarship recipients on June 1

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    Element Notes

    May 31, 2017

    In this roundup, the results from the one-night count shows a large spike in homelessness, state and national budgets (both of which would have big local effects) fight through the legislature, and Seattle is gaining an average of 57 residents a day.

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    Local and International Collaboration Increases International Education Opportunities

    May 24, 2017

    Panel discusses Seattle nonprofits promoting educational opportunities abroad

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    May 22, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray will not run for re-election, Amazon permanently gifts a shelter to Mary’s Place and the city council takes on the push for an income tax

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    Celebrating Corporate Philanthropy in King County

    May 17, 2017

    Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle Foundation Honor Healthy Community Corporate Champions

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    Element Notes

    April 20, 2017

    In this roundup, Seattle may need to expand its disability accommodations, we’re on the edge of 4 global famines and a new shelter offers accommodations for pets and partners.

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    Element Notes

    April 05, 2017

    In this roundup, the Road Map Project pushes its goals, Council Member Gonzalez pushes for paid family leave and Seattle continues to grow.

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    Element Notes

    March 16, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.

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    Linking Lifetime and Legacy Giving

    March 16, 2017

    Susan Peterson, Seattle Foundation’s Director of Gift Planning, writes on the trend of giving now rather than endowing in the March 10 special Estate Planning issue of Puget Sound Business Journal.

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    Element Notes

    February 17, 2017

    In this roundup, the city’s homeless sweeps continue to come under scrutiny, Seattle City Council divests from Wells Fargo, Mayor Murray works to expand priority hiring and more.

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    A conversation with Alice Ito

    February 16, 2017

    An interview with Alice Ito, who leads Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships. Ito’s experience spans more than 25 years working in community-based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.

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    Sharing Food and Culture with Eat with Muslims

    February 16, 2017

    Elaine Chu, philanthropic advisor at Seattle Foundation, shares her experience with Neighbor to Neighbor grantee organization Eat with Muslims

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    Element Notes

    January 18, 2017

    In this roundup, refugee services on inauguration day, Inslee’s budget proposal, a win (for now) against coal exporting and how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect Washington.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflections

    January 16, 2017

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day allows us all, as individuals and organizations, to reflect on how we live out the values that our nation honors today.

  • Tony Mestres and Mayor Murray speak at press conference

    Seattle Foundation - City of Seattle Partnership Supports Immigrants

    January 06, 2017

    Focuses on protecting people at risk of deportation, particularly children

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    Element Notes

    January 04, 2017

    In this Element Notes: the protested youth jail gets its permit, democracy vouchers mail to Seattle residents and Seattle hotels sue over new legislation protecting hotel workers.